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@ 2021-11-06 9:55 PM (#29677 - in reply to #29646) (#29677)Quote Reply Top

shopaholic



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shopaholic posted @ 2021-11-06 9:55 PM

Will an instruction booklet be available?
@ 2021-11-07 9:36 PM (#29681 - in reply to #29677) (#29681)Quote Reply Top

Realshaggy



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Realshaggy posted @ 2021-11-07 9:36 PM

It's a big disappointment to not know anything 5 days before the start. If you have some fixed time windows, which are probably during night or working time for a lot of people, you should give some time to plan accordingly, if you expect any level of participation. It's also disastrous for promotion. "We know there will be this awesome event next weekend, but we don't know what it is." Guess who will take that bait who is not already well connected within the puzzle scene. That's a shame for all the hard work that probably went in.
@ 2021-11-08 2:36 AM (#29682 - in reply to #29681) (#29682)Quote Reply Top

Wendy




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Wendy posted @ 2021-11-08 2:36 AM

Hi Christoph, I understand your frustration, and we have been working really hard to finalize event details. Everyone in the organization team did it voluntarily, and we all have commitments outside of this event. I appreciate your understanding in advance!

No puzzle-related rounds would require you to participate at a specific time. All the main competitions will be available for the whole period. Each monothematic contest will be available for 24 hours of each workday. There will be time trials every 6 hours, and people are not expected to participate in all of them unless they really want to. We made it every 6 hours so that it would be relatively fair for everyone.

Here are the tentative schedules for all the non-competitive events. All the time will be listed in Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), and you can use https://www.worldtimebuddy.com/ to convert to your timezone. The panel time varies due to the availability of the panelists. We will record all the events except the (Stuffed) Animal Chatroom for people who want to watch later at their convenience.

Saturday, November 13th:
1. Opening Ceremony 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
2. WS+PC Q&A 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Monday, November 15th:
1. Top Sudoku Solvers Panel 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Tuesday, November 16th:
1. Japanese Solvers Panel 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Wednesday, November 17th:
1. Top Puzzle Solvers Panel 4:00 AM - 5:00 AM

Thursday, November 18th:
1. Setters/Puzzle Constructors Panel TBD

Friday, November 19th:
1. Experienced WSPC Participants Panel 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Saturday, November 20th:
1. WSPC Trivia 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Sunday, November 21st:
1. Closing Ceremony 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
2. (Stuffed) Animal Chatroom 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This is what I can provide on my end for now. I am hoping that the schedule for the main events and the registration form could be available tomorrow. Please let me know if you have any further questions! Once again, I appreciate your understanding and patience!

Tantan

Edited by Wendy 2021-11-08 2:36 AM
@ 2021-11-08 12:04 PM (#29683 - in reply to #29646) (#29683)Quote Reply Top

Kithyane



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Kithyane posted @ 2021-11-08 12:04 PM

Thanks for this schedule ! I'll try to adapt my work schedule to attend as much as possible :)
@ 2021-11-08 1:36 PM (#29684 - in reply to #29646) (#29684)Quote Reply Top

professorX



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professorX posted @ 2021-11-08 1:36 PM

Thank you for the information
@ 2021-11-08 8:04 PM (#29688 - in reply to #29646) (#29688)Quote Reply Top

auroux



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auroux posted @ 2021-11-08 8:04 PM

The national delegates have been informed by the WPF that the registration form is athttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScHgNb079CR-GIU8zsHS1itfmjaE_LfGDVFcjBo8Do77jW-iQ/viewform and that the IB will be published tomorrow (at LMI).

Edited by auroux 2021-11-08 8:07 PM
@ 2021-11-08 11:37 PM (#29689 - in reply to #29646) (#29689)Quote Reply Top

Administrator



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Administrator posted @ 2021-11-08 11:37 PM


Registration form


You can access the Registration form here - https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScHgNb079CR-GIU8zsHS1itfmja...

Non-Google Registration Form


Dear friends, we have an alternate registration form that we prepared for Chinese solvers to access, but that can be used by anyone who doesn't have access to or doesn't prefer google too. Here's the link to the same - https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FJRNV7R

@ 2021-11-09 11:31 PM (#29702 - in reply to #29646) (#29702)Quote Reply Top

Administrator



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Administrator posted @ 2021-11-09 11:31 PM


WS+PC landing page


Dear Friends, The landing page for the event is now live at https://logicmastersindia.com/WSPC2021/. This page has the schedule and the preliminary versions of the Instruction booklets available for the Sudoku competitive part, the puzzle competitive part and the bonus rounds. Please go through it all carefully. We will update the page with more details as they come, as well as this forum topic.

@ 2021-11-11 5:45 PM (#29723 - in reply to #29646) (#29723)Quote Reply Top

Nikola



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Nikola posted @ 2021-11-11 5:45 PM

This will be a lot of hours of fun. Thanks to everyone involved in this project.

Will November 21st be definitely the last day for solving? If there are requests for an extension of the deadline, is it intended to meet that? I think it's fair that we know that right now so that we can make the best possible schedule for ourselves.
@ 2021-11-11 10:13 PM (#29727 - in reply to #29723) (#29727)Quote Reply Top

prasanna16391



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prasanna16391 posted @ 2021-11-11 10:13 PM

Nikola - 2021-11-11 5:45 PM

This will be a lot of hours of fun. Thanks to everyone involved in this project.

Will November 21st be definitely the last day for solving? If there are requests for an extension of the deadline, is it intended to meet that? I think it's fair that we know that right now so that we can make the best possible schedule for ourselves.


We will offer a clear response to this soon, we are discussing it.
@ 2021-11-11 10:14 PM (#29728 - in reply to #29723) (#29728)Quote Reply Top

DanAvi



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DanAvi posted @ 2021-11-11 10:14 PM

I agree that this will definitely be hours and hours of fun.

Initially I thought that the 10 days time frame would be enough to leisurely enjoy everything. But it looks like, to enjoy this fully and attempt every round, more time would be needed to most competitors, like me, who are beginners to this level of puzzling and also have busy schedule otherwise too. So it might be good if the organizers, extend the time limit by another week, upto 28th, to include 3 week-ends, so that more number of competitors would attempt the competition in full. Knowing about the extension now before the competition begins rather than on the last day of the competition works best for scheduling purposes.
@ 2021-11-11 10:32 PM (#29729 - in reply to #29646) (#29729)Quote Reply Top

prasanna16391



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prasanna16391 posted @ 2021-11-11 10:32 PM

Our motives here are to simultaneously provide a good challenge for the world's best competitors and also allow other solvers to have a fun 10 days of solving and interacting. To that end, we may look at a slight extension (e.g. a day) so that 2 weekends are completely used, and that is what we are discussing. A week isn't on the cards unfortunately - please consider that the convention is going to take a huge load on the website and also on the people supervising things. Also remember that the puzzles will be available for you to try out after the event too.
@ 2021-11-12 11:51 PM (#29751 - in reply to #29646) (#29751)Quote Reply Top

prasanna16391



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prasanna16391 posted @ 2021-11-12 11:51 PM


Intro and Schedule updated


An updated version of the introduction and schedule is available on the landing page. Here is the quick link for convenience: https://www.worldpuzzle.org/files/106/header%20v3.pdf

@ 2021-11-13 2:20 AM (#29776 - in reply to #29646) (#29776)Quote Reply Top

prasanna16391



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prasanna16391 posted @ 2021-11-13 2:20 AM

We have shared an alternate registration form (a few posts above) so that participants who don't use google for whatever reason can access it. Please fill this OR the google form before participating.
@ 2021-11-13 4:54 AM (#29783 - in reply to #29646) (#29783)Quote Reply Top

prasanna16391



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prasanna16391 posted @ 2021-11-13 4:54 AM

We have a small new feature at the top right of the home page to keep track of the rounds beginning/ending, etc.
@ 2021-11-13 8:30 PM (#29806 - in reply to #29646) (#29806)Quote Reply Top

prasanna16391



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prasanna16391 posted @ 2021-11-13 8:30 PM

The main competition part is now available!

Please use this or one of the main threads for general queries but use the round specific threads for post contest discussion. All "Discussion Thread" links from the submission pages go to their specific rounds.

All the best to everyone!
@ 2021-11-13 10:34 PM (#29821 - in reply to #29646) (#29821)Quote Reply Top

prasanna16391



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prasanna16391 posted @ 2021-11-13 10:34 PM

Note: Minor error in the key of a Puzzle in Round 10 is fixed. Since only 2 people attempted it so far, we will amend those results and let it stay. Apologies to those two participants.
@ 2021-11-13 11:22 PM (#29822 - in reply to #29806) (#29822)Quote Reply Top

tony60



tony60 posted @ 2021-11-13 11:22 PM

just wondering how can i participate for the world sudoku for the first time.
@ 2021-11-14 10:03 AM (#29845 - in reply to #29646) (#29845)Quote Reply Top

Conniearthur



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Conniearthur posted @ 2021-11-14 10:03 AM

I am seeing something confusing to me. In Temple of Sudoku (Part 4) Instruction booklet, puzzle 6, it shows numbers on the outside of the large cube and says that number is the number of digits of that parity within that line as the first number going inward, as I understand it. But in row 6 of that example puzzle, each side has an odd number as a starting number, and the "parity" number is 1, but there is a 1:3 string in that row. Also in column 3, same question -shouldn't that be a 2 for each of those rows or columns? Thanks for taking the time to answer! I'm new to this, and trying to understand the rules.
@ 2021-11-14 11:53 AM (#29851 - in reply to #29845) (#29851)Quote Reply Top

Wendy




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Wendy posted @ 2021-11-14 11:53 AM

Hi! I'm not 100% sure I fully understood what you said. The outside digit being X means that the first X number of that direction has the same parity, and the (X+1)th number has a different parity. So, for example, in row 6, when you look from the left, the first digit is 7 (odd), and the second digit is 6 (even), which is of different parity from the first digit. So the outside number should be 1 from that direction, and similarly if you look from the right.

Let me know if this clears it up for you!
@ 2021-11-14 1:04 PM (#29856 - in reply to #29822) (#29856)Quote Reply Top

greenhorn



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greenhorn posted @ 2021-11-14 1:04 PM

Hi tony60, it‘s pretty easy :)

Just check the instructions before taking part, especially the chapter "How to participate". https://www.worldpuzzle.org/files/106/header%20v3.pdf
@ 2021-11-15 5:26 AM (#29889 - in reply to #29646) (#29889)Quote Reply Top

fgeldon



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fgeldon posted @ 2021-11-15 5:26 AM

For those of us who will not have time to do all the puzzle competitions during the allotted time period, but would like to be able to do the puzzles afterwards at our "leisure," will the puzzles still be accessible online after the Puzzle Convention ends? I would like not to have to open each puzzle competition just to print the puzzles, and then score zero in most of them. That would be embarrassing!
@ 2021-11-15 8:33 AM (#29895 - in reply to #29889) (#29895)Quote Reply Top

Wendy




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Wendy posted @ 2021-11-15 8:33 AM

Hi! All the puzzles will be available here after the competition ends. As said in the opening ceremony, please go with your flow, enjoy the puzzles, and don't overwhelm yourself!
@ 2021-11-15 7:28 PM (#29912 - in reply to #29646) (#29912)Quote Reply Top

Administrator



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Administrator posted @ 2021-11-15 7:28 PM


Hall of Fame


There is a results summary up now in the form of a Hall Of Fame page, and this is linked to in the top right. As noted on the page, if your country appears as *Unknown* please update it in your profile.

@ 2021-11-16 2:31 AM (#29923 - in reply to #29646) (#29923)Quote Reply Top

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Administrator posted @ 2021-11-16 2:31 AM


Final Schedule Overview - Main Competition Extended


We have addressed a request for extension and the Main Competition rounds will be extended and now end on Monday, 3 PM GMT. The Bonus Rounds still end as per the previous plan on Sunday, Noon GMT. The changes will reflect on the progress page soon. The final header and schedule are posted in the Schedule Overview section of the Landing page, but here is a quick link - https://www.worldpuzzle.org/files/106/new%20header%20extend.pdf

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